The NAQCC Feb 2010 Challenge
Name - Calls used WB2YAF: PUNXSUTAWNEY- K3WWP-WU1E-N2ESE-N2XRJ-N2ESE-WU1E-N0STL-AE6DW-K3WWP-N8BFL- K1IEE-KA0RJY PHIL-K3WWP-KJ4OHW-K1IEE-N8BFL WIARTON-K3WWP-K1IEE-AE6DW-K3MRG-N0BGT-KJ4OHW-N2ESE WILLIE-WB8FWJ-K7IA-W2LG-W2LG-KC0INP-K1IEE SIR-N2ESE-KC0INP-K3MRG WALTER-WB8VMW-F6HKA-W2LG-N0BGT-N2ESE-N3RSD WALLY-WB8FWJ-F6HKA-KB9MLE-KB9MLE-KA0RJY N1LU: sent an .xls file - made all names. K9OSC: PUNXSUTAWNEY - W2BPI K2UY NN8R KB5GXD K5KS K2UY NU7T K5CA W2BPI NN8R KI8EK K2UY PHIL - W2BPI K0HL W2BPI K0FL WIARTON - W2BPI W2BPI K5CA NN8R K8CIT W8BPO F5NBX WILLIE - W4LZW K4IBZ K5LG K5LG K4IBZ KI8EK SIR - K5KS NI3R NN8R WALTER - W4LZW EA1CBX K0FL K8CIT EA1CBX KI3R WALLY - W3DWI EA1CBX WD4LZC WD4LZC K2UY W2JEK: punxsutawney-k0pc, ne0u, na0n, n6xi, w2sh, ne0u, k3wt, n0ar w0ad, na0n, ae8m, aj4ay. phil-k0pc, w9lhg, n0im, w9lhg. wiarton-w0zq, n6xi, n0ar, n0ar, kt0r, af4o, n0ar. willie-w0zq, n6xi, w9lhg, k4lta, n0im, ke0g. sir-w2sh, kc0inp, n0ar. walter-w0ad, aj4ay, k4lta, kt0r, ne0u kt0r. wally-w9lhg, w0ad, k6ll, k6ll, aj4ay. K1IEE: Punxsutawney- KO4OP K4UK N3AQC WA1BXY W2SH NILU K9WWT N3AQC W3BI N3AQC KA2EGL WB2YAF Phil- K3WWP W3HZZ K2PQI KA2EGL Wiarton- W3BI K2PQI N3AQC K4ORD K9WWT KO4OP K9NZ Willie- WB2YAF W3BI KA2EGL N1LU W3BI WA2NED Sir-W2SH N2EI K4ORD Walter- W3HZZ WB2YAF WB2KLS W4STX KA2EGL KB4JR Wally- WB2YAF WB2YAF N1LU W2KLS WB2YAF N8XMS: PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL = NP2CP, N1LU, N2BW, DS0DX, 5E50SA, N1LU, PJ2T, 5E50SA, N2BW, N2BW, 5E50SA, W5YDM, NP2CB, W2SH, N5KIP, K4CML WIARTON WILLIE = N2BW, N5KIP, 5E50SA, KB4JR, PJ2T, K4ORD, NA9F, WW5G, K4BAI, K4CML, N3LL, K4BAI, 5E50SA SIR WALTER WALLY= 5E50SA, K9IS, KB4JR, WW5G, NA9F, N3LL, CT1JLZ, EA1DR, W5YDM, NA9F, N3LL, N1LU, W5YDM K3WWP: PUNXSUTAWNEY - RX3APM, UR5FEO, IO3N, TX4T, YL2SM, UR5FEO, TX4T, RX3APM, CW5W, IO3N, LY8O PHIL - RX3APM, KH6J, PI4TUE, LY8O WIARTON - CW5W, PI4TUE, RX3APM, UR5FEO, TX4T, LY8O, AN2A WILLIE - TF3CW, DL1IAO, LY8O, EM7L, DL1IAO, UR5FEO SIR - YL2SM, IO3N, UR5FEO WALTER - TF3CW, RL3A, EM7L, RT3T, UR5FEO, RT3T WALLY - G5W, RL3A, YL2SM, YL2SM, LY8O KH6OZ: PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL--K5PBR,W6UT,VE7KBN,W4HEX,K5PSH,WB5LCU,W1RET,VE3AKV,NW7US, KK5NA,N4RE,N5PJY,K5PBR,W4HEX,K0IVK,WB5LCU. WIARTON WILLIE---WB6OJB,KE6OIO,KK5NA,KB0ROC,W1RET,N9OL,N8BB. VA2BBW,KD8IFJ,K5ZOL,WB5LCU,K0IVK,W7JZE. SIR WALTER WALLY--K7SDW,KE6OIO,KG5RJ. WA0BGV,VE3AKV,K5ZOL,W6UT,N4RE,K5PBR,WB5JWI,KK5NA,N9OL,N9OL,KK7YJ. KQ1P: PUNXSUTAWNEY: 6W/PA3EWP, FG/F6AUS, KB2NB, KD2MX, FG/F6AUS, FG/F6AUS, TM6M, FG/F6AUS, W5YDM, N8BB, 6W/PA3EWP, W5YDM PHIL: 6W/PA3EWP, HA5JI, HA5JI, KC3EGL WIARTON: 6W/PA3EWP, HA5JI, HA5JI, K4ORD, CT1JLZ, K4ORD, N8BB WILLIE: 6W/PA3EWP, WA1VIL, KC3EGL, YL2BJ, WA1VIL, 6W/PA3EWP SIR: FG/F6AUS, DL1IAO, K4ORD WALTER: W5YDM, FG/F6AUS, YL2BJ, TM6M, KC2EGL, WA1AR WALLY: K3WWP, AA2YV, W9DLN, W9DLN, W5YDM WA7HDI: PUNXSUTAWNEY- W4LVP KC5GWU WA6DKN W5EX KD6SX KC5GWU WA5OLT WA6DKN WD6DBM WA6DKN W5EX N4LZY PHIL- W4LVP WB5NHH K4IBZ WA5OLT WIARTON- KC5GWU K4IBZ WA6DKN WB6RBJ WA5OLT WA5OLT KJ7N WILLIE- W5EX K3IAN WA5OLT XE1ELA K3IAN WA6UBE SIR- KD6SX KI6IM WB6RBJ WALTER- W5EX WA5OLT XE1ELA AE6TA XE1ELA N6RNP WALLY- WA6DKN WA5OLT WA2JLW WA2JLW N4LZY NU7T: PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL JA1YPA 5W0OU C6ANM JH7XMO SO8A 5W0OU T8CW JA1YPA T8CW F5NTV E73W JA1YPA JA1YPA F6HKA JR8VIE KH6LC WIARTON WILLIE e73w ua0fai c6anm j5nar f5ntv 5w0ou c6anm 5w0ou ua0fai fm5Ld fm5Ld ua0fai e73w SIR WALTER WALLY SO8A JR8VIE CR2X 5W0OU JA1YPA KH6LC T8CW EF8M CR2X T8CW J5NAR LU5FF LU5FF JA1YPA WY3H: Made all namesCertificates go to: All the above
N1LU - These alphabet challenges are my favorite. 17 calls used to complete it. Used a Cobra Ultralite @40' with either my FT-817 or my IC-746 at 5W.
K9OSC - Made these contacts with my K1 on 40 and 30 meters using a CF Zepp @ 30 feet. Great fun.
W2JEK - was lots of fun. used 18 calls. most from mn qp and fybo plus a few others over the feb. 6/7 weekend. still needed letter s which i got working charlie w2sh in the sprint. looking forward to the next challenge. 72 and 73 don younger w2jek #1135
K1IEE - Had a fun time. Thanks John for the tutorial that helped allot. Used the HW-9 with 4 watts and the HW-8 with 1 watt for the contacts on 40 and 80.
N8XMS - I always enjoy our alphabet challenges. I used 19 different callsigns. My most useful callsign was the exotic (for me anyway!) 5E50SA special event station in Morocco, which I maxed out by using 6 different times.
K3WWP - I had the challenge finished except for one T, then decided I'd do another one with just DX calls from the ARRL DX Test. That's the one I'm posting. Actually doing it in a contest is really not much of a challenge, but.... The other one was more challenging. Anyway both were fun, and if you're reading this, and have never done one of our alphabet challenges, you're really depriving yourself of a lot of fun. If you like crossword puzzles, word searches, and other similar puzzles, you'll enjoy an alphabet challenge and you'll also be helping to put more CW signals on the air!
KH6OZ - Used my FT897D at 5w into a heathkit antenna tuner and a 40M windom apex at abt 32ft. All solar powered with 1--130w panel and 4 6v batteries. Thanks, 73's George KH6OZ
KQ1P - This was a fun challenge and I had all the needed letters except 'I' and 'T' early in the month. I made an effort to work more DX stations in this challenge, but I still needed the DX contest to help me finish.
WA7HDI - Brand new Yaesu FT-817nd radio dipole for 20 meters and vertical for 40 meters took three days to get the last "R" didn't think I would make it as I did not work the contest. Joe
WY3H - This challenge was relatively easy. I'm glad I completed it. Although it was a lot of fun and I think February groundhogs are an amusing and interesting tradition. After all the snow we got this winter and after all the snow we got in February I still harbor a deep-seated hatred for Punxsutawney Phil and his awful forecast.
This is the month the little furry creatures we call groundhogs boldy come forth and make their prognostications for the final six weeks of winter. This challenge was first suggested by Don VE3HUR. This is its second running.
The first day of the month 0000Z through the last day of the month 2400Z
There are many groundhog prognosticators around the world. For this alphabet challenge we want you to make the names of just three of them using letters in the calls of stations you work:
SIR WALTER WALLY
This is a reduction from 2008's six names because some members complained our challenges are too hard for them.
For reference, the following 15 letters are contained somewhere in the words:
A E H I L N O P R S T U W X Y
You can use a letter in a call TWICE. For example, N3AQC's A could be used in WIARTON AND WALTER.
If a call has two or more of the same letters, only one may be used. For example, only one of the three E's in K3EEE could be used for two E's in the words (for example PUNXSUTAWNEY and WILLIE). You can't use the two extra E's for anything.
Subsequent QSO's with the same station cannot be used for additional letters. For example, no matter how many times you work K3WWP, you can only use the P from his call for two letters in the words.
See the Alphabet Tutorial page for an excellent way to track any and all of our alphabet type challenges.
A certificate goes to anyone making all three names.
PARTICIPATION AWARD AND WEB LISTING:
To get a Participation Point and to be listed in the results you must make at least one of the three names.
Include a list of the names and the calls used to make the names as in this example:
JOHN - KB5JO KB5JO W2SH N4FI
SHANNON - W2SH W2SH WA8REI N4FI N2COD N2COD N2COD
You may also include comments about the challenge.
Please preface any comments you want posted with "SOAPBOX:" so we will know what you want posted and what is private.
Send your results to:
You must type that address into your email program.
Subject must read: (your call) NAQCC (month) Challenge
For example: K3WWP NAQCC February Challenge
John Shannon, K3WWP
478 E. High St.
Kittanning, PA 16201
All entries must be RECEIVED before the 10th of the following month at 2400Z.